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Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 693 Lakh Hectare so far

NEW DELHI: The total sown area as on Friday, as per reports received from States, stands at 693.83 lakh hectare as compared to lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 188.52 lakh ha, pulses in 72.64 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 135.77 lakh hectare, oilseeds in 143.02 lakh ha and cotton in 99.52 lakh ha.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:


Lakh hectare

Crop Area sown in 2015-16 Area sown in 2014-15
Rice 188.52 176.53
Pulses 72.64 48.22
Coarse Cereals 135.77 87.18
Oilseeds 143.02 107.84
Sugarcane 46.59 46.42
Jute & Mesta 7.77 8.09
Cotton 99.52 76.13
Total 693.83 550.42

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